Services are set for July 1 for Gary and Sandra Bricking, killed in tragic car crash

Gary and Sandra Bricking, who died in a tragic car crash in Sarasota, Fla. On June 21, will be celebrated with services at Fort. Mitchell Baptist Church Thursday.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the fatal auto crash happened near Sarasota Bradenton International Airport on June 21. The Brickings’ automobile collided with two other vehicles.

Gary and Sandra had been married for 53 years.

Gary and Sandy Bricking

Sandy Bricking, 77, has been a dedicated member of Ft. Mitchell Baptist Church since 1984. There she worked as an accountant, sang in the choir and taught Sunday School for 37 years. She has always given freely and quietly to everyone in her life. Her attention to detail and her deep love were the glue that held her family together. She was an avid reader with a great sense of humor and a quick wit. She was born on September 9, 1943.

Gary Bricking, 78, was a dedicated member of the Fort. Mitchell Baptist Church where he served as a Sunday School teacher and deacon. Gary was a family man who valued his family above all else. He was generous with his time and his money. He was the former president of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and served on the board of directors of Baptist Life Communities. Gary proudly served in the United States Army. He was born on March 31, 1943.

Gary was the Northern Kentucky Manager for ULH & P / Cinergy for 34 years and was deeply involved in the community. Upon retirement, he became Vice President of Fifth Third Bank. A graduate of Bellevue High School, he holds an MBA from Xavier University and completed his graduate studies at the University of Michigan.

He was president of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and received the Chambers Frontiersman Award in 1999. Leadership Northern Kentucky named him a Distinguished Leader and he was honored by United Way as one of the 100 Community Heroes in 2015. He was among the first recipients of the Lincoln Award from Northern Kentucky University in 1992.

Sandy is survived by her son, Eric (Liz Smith) Bricking; daughter, Kelli (Eric) Thomason; grandchildren, Caroline and Corban and sisters, Dorothy Memoli and Sue McPeek. She was predeceased by her grandson, Ian Thomason; and brothers, Fred Bryant and Donald Bryant.

Gary is survived by his son, Eric (Liz Smith) Bricking; daughter, Kelli (Eric) Thomason; grandchildren, Caroline and Corban; and siblings, Ray Bricking and Carol Hardin. He was predeceased by his grandson, Ian Thomason.

Visitations will be on Thursday, July 1, 2021 from 9 a.m. until the funeral service at 1:30 p.m., all in Fort. Mitchell Baptist Church. The entombment will follow at the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, 5336 Old Taylor Mill Road, Covington.

Memorial donations can be made on their behalf to Ft. Mitchell Baptist Church. To leave condolences online, please visit

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